Portugal Road Cycling Challenge
Take on this vibrant, colourful country and test your climbing ability on the bike as you climb around 7000ft daily on your first four days. Starting in the North your end-to-end challenge will finish 500 miles later on the Algarve coastline.
The perfect challenge for some late summer sunshine.
6th -14th October 2018
- Grade 8/10 Challenging
- Average 70miles/day
- Approximately 500 miles
- 7 days cycling
- Climbing 3000ft above sea level
- Cycle Collection and delivery available
- Cycle and Garmin hire available
FULLY SUPPORTED TOUR, You will be able to cycle at your own speed throughout the day. GPS maps will be provided and GPS systems can be hired from us if you do not have your own. There will be a cycling leader tracking the trip throughout the day and a support vehicle carrying your luggage and food for you during the day. The van will stop on the roadside for your lunch.
You will need to arrange to arrive in Porto on or before the 6th October. We will be starting the challenge on the 7th, in the north around Chaves on the Spanish border.
The first four days are testing with climbs around 7000 ft each day, some over 8 miles long, often cycling at over 3000ft above sea level.
Gradually moving down the country, we start to do less climbing and head directly for the coast, famously known as the Algarve. Superb roads for this ride with some excellent ascending and descending. A challenging ride but you are rewarded with superb cycling.
Flights will need to be arranged on the 14th from Faro airport or later.
We can collect and deliver your bike from an agreed address. Our vans are specially equipped to transport your cycle safely and securely. The cost of cycle collection and delivery is from £30 each way.
We recommend a road bike with 25 to 32 mm tyres.
Mountain bikes are NOT suitable.
Please ensure you have your bike fully serviced prior to collection and that it is suitably equipped to complete the challenge.
You need to bring your own helmet.
Deposit £300 (non-refundable)
Balance £695 (due 10 weeks before departure)
OR RIDE FOR OUR CHOSEN CHARITY
Sponsorship Option Pay £300 non-refundable registration fee at the time of booking.
You will have a £1500 sponsorship target to meet for SANE. With this 'minimum sponsorship' pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date or you will be charged the remaining amount directly.
Our chosen charity for this ride is Sane.
Please click on the logo to find out details about this charity and the amazing work they do.
8 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and snack lunch
Qualified tour leader
Daily luggage transfer
Public and Product liability insurance.
Financial Protection: in the unlikely event of insolvency, all our trips are protected in accordance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations.
Cycle collection and delivery (£30 each way)
Travel and accident Insurance
Single supplement (extra £300)